Football Rantings, Week 7
Baltimore at Houston
The whole nation saw yesterday, that Ray Rice is the real MVP of this team, and if the game is put in Joe Flacco’s hands, he is unable to get it done. Yes the defense was garbage, but when your best player only get 14 touches all game, Cam Cameron needs to be fired. He has about as much business being an Offensive Coordinator as Norv Turner has being an NFL coach. I thought they would have learned their lesson from last year, and that being give Rice the damn ball. When you play against tough defenses, limit your “Elite wishful thinking” QB, and give it to an Elite RB. If Flacco wants to claim he is “Elite”, then he has a lot of work to do, because he isn’t even the best QB in the division.
The defense was terrible as well, but injuries aren’t an excuse. All teams have them, and it should always be “next man up”. So what if Lewis is out for the season. The last couple of years, hes always been at least the 2nd or 3rd guy in on a tackle anyways. Cut Jimmy Smith. He got burned and abused all day, and couldn’t stop a thing. It’s sad when your best player defensively is a guy who comes back for his first game after surgery and missing the first 6 weeks due to being on the PUP list.
Houston left some points on the field, because with the way Baltimore played, they could have at least put 50 up on them, easily.
NY Jets at New England
I hear Vince Young is looking for a job.
Mark Sanchez will NEVER lead the Jets anywhere. He has been lucky enough to be an average at best game manager due to the Jets used to have a tough Defense. Not anymore. Hell, I’m thinking its about time to try Tebow at QB, because lets face it, it cant get much worse, they just looked lost out there today. Rex Ryan needs to just stop talking, he’s embarrassing himself, and his team.
Pittsburgh at Cincinatti
“In Rooney we trust”
Last night proved why Antonio Brown got the contract extension this offseason, and not Wallace. Brown is fast, can run routes, and most importantly, can CATCH THE DAMN BALL. Wallace had 8 catches all night, but it should have been 11, and the 2 that he dropped were drive killers, and forced a punt. So Wallace, you need to give Ike Taylor his hands of stone back, and start catching the ball, or you will see another receiver get a contract this offseason (yeah I’m lookin at you, Emmanuel “ow leg cramp” Sanders. Another big shout out to big Willie Colon, they should keep you at Guard, you were in beast mode last night. Legursky deserves a little bit more money, for actually being a serviceable backup for our Offensive Line. Been played good other than the fumble inside our own 10, and his brain fart of a throw into tight coverage. I hope Harrison and Woodley get 100%, and get their fast, as well as Troy, but if we are all being honest here, this might just be Troy’s last year in Black N Gold.
Ive been dogging this defense for the last couple of weeks, but last night, I’m glad they finally decided to show up and hold a 4th quarter lead, giving the Offense the ability to just run the clock out. As much as I hate to think about it, this might be the great Dick Lebeau’s last season as the DC, but that shouldn’t be a problem, since everyone practically knows the LB coach, Keith Butler, will be taking over when Dick finally decides to hang it up. I just hope we can handle RG3 coming in this week.
Once again, Marvin Lewis has no clue on how to challenge plays correctly. Oh and can someone tell the refs that even if Cincinatti calls a timeout, Pittsburgh is still allowed to call one afterwards as well. Me thinks a replacement ref snuck in for that play.
Oh and Cincy fans, way to support your team…I expect to hear” HEEATH!” calls from the crowd at home games, but at away games, that just proves that you really arent behind your team when you let 7-9k fans make more noise than you. The one bright spot for Cincy is Vontaze Burfict, dude will be an awesome player, it just sucks he landed in Cincinatti. On the bright side, the Bengals shouldn’t worry about losing next week though 🙂
Oh and Charles Woodson broke his collarbone.